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When the New Kids on the Block boarded a ship for the Bahamas on Friday, they were joined by 2,000 excited fans for a three-night cruise. "I don't know what we were thinking," jokes Donnie Wahlberg. "We have nowhere to run if it gets out of hand."
Sitting on the Promenade Deck before the ship departed from Miami, all five New Kids – Jordan Knight, Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Danny Wood and Donnie – shared their aquatic rules with PEOPLE.
Manscaping Is a Must
There's nothing wrong with a bit of personal grooming. While four of the New Kids said they prefer to be natural, Danny Wood admits to a bit of shaving and tweezing. "Yeah, I manscape," he says. "You've got to look good in a swimsuit. I live down here and I'm always at the beach, so it's kind of a must for me."
No Speedos or Mankinis
When asked which one of them packed a speedo, the other four members shout "Danny!" But Danny says his swimsuit won't be that revealing: "John Mayer may get away with a mankini, but the rest of us can't."
"What's a mankini?" Donnie asks.
"It's like a speedo with suspenders, but all one piece," explains Joey.
Keep Your Friends Close
If the ship were sinking and there weren't enough seats in the lifeboat, who would go down with the ship? "I'd give up my seat for these guys," says Wahlberg. "I'd do it in a heartbeat."
"I don't have kids," argues Jonathan, "so you can have my seat."
"I'd like to think I'd do that," says Joey, "but I have a little baby at home. So maybe I'd be the one to step all over everyone else to get in the boat."
Have a Plan for Being Shipwrecked
If the ship sets ground on the shore of an uncharted desert isle, the New Kids would all step into various Gilligan's Island-inspired roles.
"Jon would be the professor," says Danny. "He could build the huts. And Joey would be Mr. Howell, dressed up in a dinner jacket."
The rest of the guys think they're more like the Skipper, except for Jordan who admits, "I never watched Gilligan's Island enough to know what you're talking about."
"None of us are Gilligans," says Danny. "There are a couple of Gilligans in the Backstreet Boys, though."
"The problem is that there are no Gingers or Mary Anns," says Joey. "We've definitely got to have them on the island."
The three-day cruise, which is full of 2,000 Gingers and Mary Anns, by the way, concludes Monday. After the New Kids disembark, they'll return home to prepare for the kickoff of their summer tour, beginning in Atlanta on June 4.
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Sat 1-Aug-09 Perth Burswood Dome
Mon 3-Aug-09 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Tue 4-Aug-09 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
Thu 6-Aug-09 Newcastle Newcastle Entertainment Centre
Sat 8-Aug-09 Brisbane Brisbane Ent Centre
Mon 10-Aug-09 Sydney Acer Arena
Sat 15-Aug-09 Wollongong Wollongong Entertainment Centre
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
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Due to unforeseen production delays, the summer New Kids On The Block tour has made necessary changes to the tour dates and venues. The new tour schedule is listed below. If you have questions regarding your specific show, please contact your local venue who can issue refunds if necessary or provide more information.
5/28 MOVED to June 4th Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
CANCELED Birmingham, AL Verizon Wireless
CANCELED Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
CANCELED West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheater
CANCELED Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amph
CANCELED Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
THU 6/4/09 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
FRI 6/5/09 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless
SAT 6/6/09 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
SUN 6/7/09 Washington, D.C. Patriots Center
WED 6/10/09 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
THU 6/11/09 Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette Pavilion
FRI 6/12/09 Wantagh, NY Jones Beach
SAT 6/13/09 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
SUN 6/14/09 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake PAC
TUE 6/16/09 Saratoga Springs, NYSPAC
THU 6/18/09 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
FRI 6/19/09 Boston, MA Comcast Center
SAT 6/20/09 Montreal, QC VFEST
SUN 6/21/09 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
TUE 6/23/09 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
THU 6/25/09 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Ctr.
FRI 6/26/09 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amph
SAT 6/27/09 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
SUN 6/28/09 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Amphitheater
WED 7/1/09 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless
THU 7/2/09 Memphis, TN Mud Island
FRI 7/3/09 Wichita, KS Hartman Arena
TUE 7/7/09 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre
THU 7/9/09 San Francisco, CA Concord at the Sleep Train Pavillion
FRI 7/10/09 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless
SAT 7/11/09 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl
SUN 7/12/09 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Pavilion
WED 7/15/09 Denver, CO Fiddlers Green Amph
FRI 7/17/09 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
SAT 7/18/09 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Friday, May 8, 2009
New Kids On The Block Pumped For Tour With Jabbawockeez
'It's a blessing,' NKOTB's Donnie Wahlberg says of forthcoming tour.
By Jocelyn Vena, with reporting by Nicole Guanlao
When the New Kids on the Block hit the road this summer, starting May 15, they'll be bringing along with them a masked dancing troupe as their opening act. That troupe is none other than "America's Best Dance Crew" vets, the Jabbawockeez.
And, believe it or not, the New Kids are learning just as much from the Jabbawockeez, if not more, because they are still so fresh-faced — well, actually, masked. "It's a blessing," Donnie Wahlberg told MTV News on Thursday (May 7). "In their eyes they're coming out on the road with an established act, but they're superstars to us."
He added that much like the NKOTB the Jabbawockeez come from humble origins, and he likes that they're living out their dreams the same way the New Kids are, more than 20 years after their commercial heyday. "There's an appreciation," he said. "And we're all out there living our dreams."
Fellow New Kid Joey McIntyre agrees with his Beantown homie. He thinks that working with a group of guys who are so green to fame and celebrity has made them understand how awesome it must be to be out there making girls scream. "They have a great spirit," he said. "They know how to work the crowd. There's a happiness to it."
In addition to learning how to once again appreciate how fun performing can be they also have taught the guys a thing or two about teamwork. "And they're all wearing masks," he continued. "You can't get more team than wearing masks. It's all for one, and that's what being a group is all about."
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Wahlberg on the C's bandwagon
Is Donnie Wahlberg psychic? We'll find out as the Celtics make a run for banner 18. Wahlberg's prediction: "First of all, they're gonna beat Orlando in five or six. Then we're gonna hope that K.G. comes back, and even if he does, Cleveland is gonna be really overconfident. . . . We're gonna steal one of the first two in Cleveland, then LeBron's gonna sprain his ankle and the Celtics are gonna beat them in five. . . . Then we gotta see if we can beat the Lakers. We gotta get me back in LA and have me like, uh, take Phil Jackson's hearing aid so he can't coach the Lakers properly. Then we can win the whole series. I think we can do it." So do we, Donnie, so do we. . . . Wahlberg has been pitching positivity all over town these past few days. He spent Saturday at the Garden rooting on the gang in green. Sunday, he hosted a party at the Hard Rock Cafe for local hip-hop artist Jimmy Marsh, the first artist signed to Wahlberg's Donnie D record label. Guests at the party included fellow New Kid Jordan Knight, UFC pinup Rachelle Leah, who told us she's been friends with Wahlberg since the two met in Vegas a few years ago. Wahlberg finished the good-will tour by surprising all 63 students at the Mother Caroline Academy in Dorchester with tickets to the New Kids on the Block show in June. "There was a lot of screaming. I've had a headache all day," joked Beth Griffin, the school's director of development. Wahlberg was connected to the school through hedge fund hotshot (and Celtics co-owner) Jim Pallota, an academy donor.